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Sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge of preservation professionals, as well as individuals actively involved in community preservation. If you have a particular passion, select a track and select sessions with the appropriate icon. Want an at-a-glance session schedule for reference? Click here to download and print. (When you register, you'll receive a confirmation with your schedule.)

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Lunch & Learn: Giving Pennsylvania's Historic Schools a Second Life

Enjoy a lovely lunch while learning about the impact of vacant schools on community cohesion. The event will be held at one of Chambersburg's historic schools currently being transformed for its second life after 34 years of abandonment. You'll be able to hear about the adaptive reuse process from the architect, developer, and funding team. You will also learn how to identify when a school has historic impact in a community. And finally, learn how to determine whether a vacant school is a good candidate for renovation and historically-focused adaptive reuse.
Vern McKissick AIA, Principal, McKissick Architecture
Fred Wallace, Juniata Valley Bank
Michael Ross, Franklin County Area Economic Development Corporation